Powerful, Rugged and WirelessCF-31

Panasonic recommends Windows.

Panasonic presents the Toughbook CF-31 mk5, the reliable laptop offering the highest work performance in its class along with the world's most rugged design. With drop shock protection, MIL-STD-810G and IP65 certification, a brilliant 1200 nit backlit touchscreen, wireless portability and long battery life, it is the undisputed leader in the fully-rugged category.

Whether working in bad weather, wet conditions, underground or where space restrictions would usually hamper productivity, the CF-31 ensures that mobile workers can always perform. 

The ultimate tool for professionals.


Toughbook CF-31 Features

  • Windows 8 Pro Update
  • Intel® Core™ i5-5300U Processor with vPro™ Technology
  • Vibration and Shock Resistant (MIL-STD 810G)
  • Water & Dust resistant (IP65, MIL-STD 810G)
  • 100% Magnesium alloy casing and handle
  • Touch screen
  • 13.1" outdoor viewable (1200cd) TFT colour L.C.D with circular polariser
  • 4 GB DDR3L RAM (expandable up to 8 GB)
  • Shock resistant 500 GB removable SATA HDD
  • WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® v4.0 + EDR (Class 1)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
  • H.D.M.I digital video output
  • Long lasting battery life (approx 18.0 hours)

Integrated options:

  • Sierra LTE 4G Wireless High-speed module - Spark XT and Vodafone NZ compliant 4G Mobile Broadband
  • GPS
  • Removable D.V.D/RAM/CD-Multi Drive
  • Removable 2nd Battery (enabling up to 27hrs of battery life)


CF-31 vs. ATV 



Toughbook from Panasonic is engineered to meet the demands of doing business on the road or in the office. The biggest obstacle mobile workers face is downtime.

With Toughbook's integrated Wireless, Long Battery Life and Extremely Rugged Construction downtime is kept to an absolute minimum. Designed using stringent testing procedures to survive the challenges your mobile PC will face everyday, Toughbooks durability means more uptime and greater Return On Investment.

It all adds up to an extended working life, in any environment and condition you can throw at it, and a record-breaking low Total Cost of Ownership. Which adds up to the smartest business decision you can make.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

The purchasing decision of notebook PCs must go beyond the upfront cost of the device and into the Total Cost of Ownership taking into consideration the revenue lost due to downtime, failure rates, costs for technical support and reduced customer service.

In a case study undertaken by IDC sponsored by Panasonic - failure rates of non-Ruggedised devices were found to be 25% per annum over a four-year period compared with a failure rate of just 1.5% for Ruggedised devices.

Take just a moment and consider what costs might apply to your organisation in the event of hardware failure from a broken data-card, display or hard drive. Consider:

  • The direct hardware replacement cost. For example $1000 and more for a new display is not uncommon.
  • Any user time with IT trying to identify or resolve the problem. For example, supporting the connection of an external Bluetooth device which won't pair or trying to resolve an error message at power on of the notebook.
  • Any travel time back to the office to get a loan or replacement unit
  • The value of any lost data and the cost to recapture this data. Recapturing data may be reliant on more than one person.
  • IT time to configure a loan unit with software and repair the old unit
  • Effected customer perception if a job has to be delayed. Also consider whether this effects any organisational service level agreements or key performance measures used for contractual remuneration.

Toughbooks are physically more durable than other mobile PCs. With over 15 years of experience working with customers and analysing what components fail Panasonic has developed a mobile PC solution that will deliver truly lower TCO across its life.

Better Return on Investment

A Panasonic Toughbook may be one of the most expensive mobile PC's your organisation ever purchases but it will also be the cheapest one you will ever own. Not only does its Ruggedised technology ensure the longest service life with minimal if any downtime, but a Toughbook will also deliver time and motions savings which add up across it's operational life to deliver an even better ROI. (Return on Investment).

A Practical Example

Consider an organisation which services and maintains part of the local power lines network. Imagine a service operator has to work on a piece of equipment 50m from the side of the road where they must park their van. The technician uses their notebook to access job details, record service data and refer to technical documentation.Unfortunately on a bright sunny day the technician can't easily read the screen while outside so the notebook is left in the van where it can be more easily read. They may only need access to this information twice but that means a couple of minutes walking back to the van each time.



A Toughbook solution with its antiglare coating, polarised screen and high bright display would mean they could avoid wasting time travelling back to the van. And if it starts to rain, Toughbook's IP65 rating means they will not need to find shelter on the Toughbook's account.
If this type of scenario only occurs once every 5 jobs and only saves 4 minutes each time, across multiple technicians and a three or four year deployment this small increase in efficiency will add up to a lot of increased productivity. This productivity delivers a better customer experience and may mean more jobs can be completed in a given time. More jobs completed or a faster turnaround time for this contractor means more work that can be invoiced out or even a greater performance bonus from the client.

This is just one example of Toughbook Technology dramatically increasing the ROI on your IT investment. There are many more efficiency benefits, including carry straps, special RF antennas and world renown battery performance. See the Toughbook Technology section for more information. Or talk to us about a customised ROI analysis for your organisation.

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OSWindows 8 Pro Update
CPU/Secondary cache memoryIntel® Core™ i5-5300U vPro™ (2.3GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz, Intel® Smart Cache 3MB)
ChipsetBuilt in CPU
Main Memory4GB DDR3L SDRAM (max. 8GB)
Video MemoryIntel® HD Graphics 5500
Hard Disk Drive500GB HDD (SATA)
CD/DVD driveOption
Display Method13.1" sunlight-viewable XGA Active Matrix (TFT) colour LCD (up to 1,200cd / m) with circular polariser; concealed mode
Internal LCD65,536 / 16,777,216 colours (800 x 600 dots / 1024 x 768 dots)
External Display65,536 / 16,777,216 colours (800 x 600 dots / 1024 x 768 dots / 1280 x 768 dots / 1280 x 1024 dots)
Wireless LANIntel® Centrino® Advanced - N 6235. IEEE 802.11 a / b/g / n compliant; slide on / off switch
Bluetooth™V4.0 + LE, Class 1 (100 mW); slide on / off switch
Wireless WANSierra™ 4G mobile broadband EM7305 (LTE up to 100Mbps download). Option
GPSx1 dedicated GPS module. Option
LANIEEE 802.3 10 Base-T, IEEE 802.3u 100 Base-TX, IEEE 802.3ab 1000 Base-T
SoundWAVE and MIDI playback, Intel® High Definition Audio subsystem support.
Security ChipTPM (TCG V1.2 compliant)
PC Card Slotx1, Type I or Type II (3.3 V: 400 mA, 5 V: 400 mA)
ExpressCard Slotx1, ExpressCard / 34 or ExpressCard / 54
SD/SDXC Memory Card Slotx1
Contact Smart Card SlotNot Available
RAM Module Slotx1 DDR3L SDRAM, 204 Pins SO-DIMM, 1.35V, SO-DIMM, PC3L-12800 Compliant
InterfaceUSB port (4-pin, USB 2.0) x3, (9-pin, USB 3.0) x1, Serial port (Dsub 9-pin male), Modem port (RJ-11), LAN port (RJ-45), External display port (Mini Dsub 15-pin female), HDMI Port (Type A), IEEE 1394a Interface (4 pin), Microphone Jack (Miniature jack, 3.5 DIA, Stereo), Headphone Jack (Miniature jack, 3.5 DIA, Output Power 4 mW x 2, Stereo), Expansion Bus Connector (Dedicated 100-pin female).
Keyboard / Pointing Device87 key keyboard / Touch Pad / Resistive Touchscreen
Fingerprint ReaderNA
Power SupplyAC adaptor or Battery pack
Battery PackLi-ion (10.65V, Typical 8550 mAh / Min 8100mAh)
Operating TimeMain Battery: Approx. 18.0 hours. Main Battery + Second Battery: Approx. 27.0 hours (Windows ® 7, Mobile Mark™ 2007, LCD brightness: 60cd / m)
Charging Time (Power On)Approx. 3.5 hours
Charging Time (Power Off)Approx. 3.5 hours
Power ConsumptionApprox. 40 W / Approx. 80 W (Maximum when recharging in the ON state)
Physical Dimensions (W x D x H)302mm x 292mm x 73.5mm
Weight (including the carrying handle)Approx. 3.72 kg
Environment Operating Temperature–10°C to 50°C (IEC60068-2-1, 2)
Environment Operating Humidity30% to 80% RH (No condensation)
Storage Temperature-20°C to 60°C
Storage Humidity30% to 90% RH (No condensation)